China’s quest for a major Pacific agreement has failed. At least one Pacific state was against – ČT24 – Czech Television

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang I on Thursday launched a ten-day trip to the Pacific visiting Solomon Islands, with which Beijing has recently signed a security agreement. Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and East Timor were also on the agenda. Wang was to negotiate with representatives of other countries that China envisions should … Read more

Solomon PM accuses Australia of hypocrisy about pact with China

loading… Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) shakes hands with Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele in Beijing in September 2019. Photo/REUTERS Article view HONIARA – Solomon Islands Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare accused Australia of hypocrisy in opposing the recent Pacific nation security pact with China. He argued Canberra had not consulted with other … Read more

A new Chinese base in the Pacific? We will take action against it, the USA warns

The United States has added to the warning rhetoric that has been going to the Pacific and East Asia for weeks. The “security” agreement between the Solomon Islands and China has long been a thorn in their side. The Americans, like Australia and New Zealand, fear that the agreement will lead to the construction of … Read more

Alluding to China, Defense Minister Dutton says Australia must be ready for war

loading… Australia’s defense minister has warned his country must be prepared for war as he ramps up anti-China and Russian rhetoric. Foto/news.com.au/Jason Edwards CANBERRA – Minister of Defense (Minister of Defense) Australia Peter Dutton has stepped up his rhetoric on threats China and Russia, warning their countries must prepare for war. His remarks echoed comments … Read more

US vows to respond if China builds military base in Solomon Islands

loading… Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The US threatens to respond if China builds a permanent military base in the Solomon Islands. Foto/newsnpr.org WASHINGTON – The United States of America (USA) vows to provide an appropriate response if China build military base permanent in Solomon Islands . This … Read more

China Cannot Build Military Bases!

Jakarta – A day after officials from the two countries agreed on a draft security agreement, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare hastily guaranteed that China would not allow China to build military bases on its territory, he said in a press statement, Friday (1/4). “The government is aware of the security … Read more

China-Solomon Islands Agree Controversial Security Pact

loading… China-Solomon Islands Agree to Controversial Security Pact. PHOTO/Reuters HONIARA – Solomon Islands states that it has signed an extensive security pact with Beijing , Thursday (31/3/2022). It’s an agreement that Western allies fear will pave the way for China’s military’s first foothold in the South Pacific. “Officials from the Solomon Islands and the People’s … Read more

PM Solomon Angry Security Agreement with China Disturbed Australia Cs

loading… Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (second from left) attending the signing of cooperation with China in Beijing. Sogavare was outraged by the reaction of Australia and its allies to the Solomon Islands-China security agreement. Photo/REUTERS SYDNEY – Prime Minister (PM) Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare was furious after the security agreement with China was … Read more

Scott Morrison Refuses to See Chinese Ambassador to Australia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to meet Ambassador New Chinese for Australia Xiao Qian earlier this month. Instead, Xiao was met by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Attitude Morrison it is likely related to a rather complicated Canberra decision on a draft security deal between China and the Solomon Islands. The … Read more

Australia Says Solomon Islands-China Security Pact Triggered Pacific Militarization

loading… Children play on the beach of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. Photo/REUTERS CANBERRA – Solomon Islands is planning a deal with China that includes deploying “police, armed police, military personnel, and law enforcement and Chinese armed forces” to the Pacific nation. Australia and New Zealand expressed serious concern about the deal. Both … Read more